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What is a kernel approach?

  1. Jul 27, 2010 #1
    i came across the term kernel approach when reading about a non parametrised unbinned method of analysis. what does this mean?

  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 27, 2010 #2
    Kernel Approach has many applications, from computing and medicine and beyond. The basics are the same however, and this is not a bad place to learn about the approach, even though it doesn't address unbinned analysis.

    First Principles of Kernel Computing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_(computing [Broken])

    This is useful, in that the abstract describes the benefits of this approach: http://userweb.cs.utexas.edu/users/inderjit/public_papers/kernel_icml.pdf [Broken]

    And directly to your question see starting on page 62: http://www.slac.stanford.edu/econf/C030908/papers/MOCT003.pdf

    For something a bit unrelated, but possibly illuminating:
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